I hoped my 50th year would be memorable. But back in January 2020 little did I realise what the year had in store for us all.
Continue reading 50 challenges for my 50th birthday: a year in review
Lundy island has been on my bucket list for years, ever since I first saw it from the mainland as a teenager. This year, my 50th birthday provided me with the ideal opportunity to drag the family to an Xbox and Netflix free island. Just as the teens thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse!
Continue reading A short break on Lundy island, Devon
To celebrate my 50th birthday in 2020 I’m attempting 50 things; some scary, some relaxing, others entertaining. One of the scarier options on my list was abseiling 300ft off the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
Continue reading Abseiling the Spinnaker Tower, Hampshire
Often called Cornwall’s forgotten corner, the Rame Peninsula is in the south east of the county, just over the border from Devon. We spent a week exploring both the peninsula (which features on my UK bucket list) and further afield.
Continue reading Discovering the Rame Peninsula, Cornwall
Ask a local to name a long distance path in Oxfordshire and they’ll probably opt for the Ridgeway. Or perhaps the Thames Path. I’m pretty sure they won’t mention the Oxfordshire Way.
Continue reading Walking the Oxfordshire Way
Chipping Campden’s (mostly) annual sporting event, the Cotswold Olimpick Games, is as quirky as its name suggests. You can probably guess it has a place on my UK bucket list!
Continue reading Taking part in the Cotswold Olimpick Games, Chipping Campden, Gloucs